Most Consecutive One-Armed Push-Ups On A Raw Egg



Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / September 21, 2011

Darryl Learie completed 16 consecutive one-armed push-ups on a raw egg without breaking it.

- majority of weight of body must be upon the egg
- may not take weight off egg for duration of attempt
- must use raw egg
- egg must remain unbroken for duration of attempt
- must crack egg on video immediately after attempt to prove it's raw


Tags: mostexercisepush-upphysicaleggraw egg

  • The Internet Shahid

    Fake, it's not clear to see when he finished, he hide the egg and made some trick to switch the egg.

  • Canada Flavio Codarin

    Hello Darryl - Just amazing. you need 100% percent balance. I see that when you started you could only do 3 reps ? That is a huge improvement I must say ( BRAVO.) You can also thank the chicken that made such a strong egg shell right ? Otherwise, instead of a RECORD you would have gotten a Spanish OMELET. Take care from Superflo.

  • United States Brian Pankey

    Alyjha you should check out Shaun Mcdaniel records also -

  • United States Alyjha Williams

    Dang that really sucks he would so win this

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Alyjha unfortunately he can't because he lives in Canada. I broke one myself but can't submit it until the competition ends because I live in Australia.

  • United States Alyjha Williams

    darryl go do the new stride record

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    Its actually a bottle cap from a "Boost" (a nutritional supplement) bottle - funny enough I found that traditional egg holders were poor to sufficiently support the integrity of the egg used in attempt.

    Than I filled the inside with sand to take shape of the egg bottom.

    My biggest tip would be expect it to, "hurt" as eggs are pointy, and thus press rather un-forgivingly into just a small part of the palm, and more so because the radial nerve just happens to run very near to the placement of the egg.

    The egg should be placed closest to where the plam meets the wrist, and start off from an extended position.

    Expect to cut your palm a few times from the cracked shells resulting from broken eggs.

    Not 'as' painfull as the one-arm back of hand push-up I do on concrete.

    Just one of those things like doing a chore you really don't want to do - you just suck it up, and do it (knowing either way you'll survive,lol).

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Darryl, how did you make the egg holder? Any tips for someone who might want to make their own?

  • United States Schuyler Van Horn

    wow. that is both an amazing effort as well as an extremely articulate and clear explanation. double kudos Darryl!

  • Canada Darryl Learie

    The physics of the calcium carbonate shell (which has strong molecular bonds similer to that of sea-shells) is based on the arch and the inverted arch - when pressure/force is exacted at the top, the force travels linearly downwards to the inverted arch the force pressing on the ground travels up again creating an equal force among the entire matrix of the shell (it's almost akin to how a stick held up-right can hold enormous weight but side-ways little weight can break the stick).

  • United States Corey Henderson

    Whoa. Can someone explain the physics here? I don't see how this is even possible.

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